Charlotte Huck Children's Literature Festival


18th Annual Charlotte Huck Children’s Literature Festival to be held in Jan. 24-25, 2014

Newbery Award Winner and Author of The Giver, Lois Lowry, will be a featured speaker

REDLANDS, Oct. 25, 2013 -¬†Children’s literature enthusiasts from around the country will attend the 18th annual¬†Charlotte Huck Children’s Literature Festival taking place on Jan. 24 and 25, 2014 at the University of Redlands. Featured speakers will include Candace Fleming, Paul Janeczko, Eric Rohmann, David Wiesner, Eugene Yelchin, Dinah Stevenson and two-time Newbery Award winner Lois Lowry.

Lowry is the author of Number the Stars, The Anastasia Krupnick series, Bless this Mouse, and most notably, The Giver, for which she won the Newbery Award in 1994. In conjunction with her visit to Redlands, the University of Redlands Theatre Arts Department will present a stage play based on this book. Tickets for this production are included in the Festival fees, or can be purchased from the University of Redlands Theatre Arts Department at 909-748-8728.

Charlotte Huck, the founder of Festival believed that, “If you present the right books to children, they will read and enjoy them. So, bringing children and books together really means getting them excited about reading.”

Festival attendees will have the opportunity to meet authors and illustrators, as well as attend small group workshops that will include the best new children’s books and practical ideas for bringing children and books together. For more information, contact Colleen Quesada at 909 748-8791 or visit the Festival website

Festival registration information:

  • Full festival includes all meals and events plus a ticket for a performance of The Giver on campus $175 ($190 after Jan. 10)
  • Friday, Jan. 24 – 1-day registration includes all meals, Friday events plus a ticket for the Friday, 8 p.m. performance of The Giver on campus $120
  • Saturday, Jan. 25 – 1-day registration; includes all meals, Saturday events plus a ticket to 3 p.m. performance of The Giver on campus $95
  • Student Price requires valid Student I.D; does not include meals nor a ticket for The Giver; limited space available $25

Registration closes at 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. For more details on registration for the festival, visit

Event Contact
Colleen Quesada

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